Photos – Emilie Autumn at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver, Feb 5 2013
– photos by Christopher Edmonstone
Violinist, author, showboater and fashion icon Emilie Autumn played Vancouver Tuesday night.
The show came midway on her 2013 winter tour for her new album, Fight Like a Girl.
From a 2012 press release: “With world tours, glossy magazine covers, and guest spots on the albums of such artists as Courtney Love (with whom she performed on Leno and Letterman), Otep, Billy Corgan, and TV’s Metalocalypse under her corset strings, Emilie Autumn’s devilishly dark lyrics, metal-shredding violin solos, pink-glittered pasties, and industrial strength voice reinvent ‘gothic’ for the masses and goths have never had so much fun.
“More akin to a Broadway musical than a standard rock performance, the Los Angeles-born starlet’s highly theatrical stage show is a sexy circus of glam-rock burlesque, backed by scantily-clad girl back up singers known to EA’s devoted fans as the Bloody Crumpets. Featuring EA’s signature electric violin pyrotechnics, heartbreakingly lush orchestrations, hard-core beats, and menacing lyrics growled with enough intensity to make your hair stand on end, the resulting noise is a harpsichord-heavy romp through Victorian Asylums where screaming is allowed and girls always get revenge.
“Known for her eccentric style (she makes all of her elaborate fashion ensembles herself) as well as her prodigious musical talent (she began reading notes before learning the alphabet and was already playing violin at four years old), Emilie spent her youth playing concert halls throughout the U.S. and Europe as a classical violinist before going mad, landing herself in an insane asylum, and emerging as a rock singer with a murderous streak.”
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